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Frances Ferguson

Director: Bob Byington
Magnolia :: Narrative Features
Running Time:75:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:45 PM EST
Friday, November 15
Thalian Main
4:30 PM EST
Sunday, November 17
Thalian Main

Exec. Producers: Chris McKenna, Nick Offerman, Dickson McGuire
Producer: Zefrey Throwell
Principal Cast: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, Jennifer Prediger, Bill Wise, John Gatins, Megan Jerabek

Frances Ferguson, the eponymously named character at the center of Bob Byington’s new film, is discontent. Like a lot of us, she does a bit of “acting out” and pays the price —an arrest, a trial, incarceration. And then a new identity, one that’s not terribly comfortable. Nick Offerman narrates this deviant comedy, based on actual events.


Bob Byington is an American film director, screenwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. Byington’s work has been called literate, bawdy, sardonic and quirky. “mumblecore without the mumble.” Unlike the extreme naturalistic dialogue of many mumblecore films, Byington’s work leans towards exact dialogue and, according to Roger Ebert, “perfect timing” which is “unreasonably funny”. Byington often reuses performers, including Nick Offerman, Kristen Tucker, Pat Healy, Keith Poulson, Kevin Corrigan and Suzy Nakamura.

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